Can you help me understand this Social Science question?

Respond to the final prompt and follow these directions carefully.

•This final should be no longer than four pages long, excluding bibliography.
•Double-space your final with a font similar to Times New Roman (1″ margins).
•Your final should cite at least five sources from the course readings. Your final should use the course readings to develop your thesis. Outside sources will not be needed for this final. Documentaries can be used as sources for this final but should not be considered part of the minimum “five” sources required for the assignment. Separate chapters from one book count as one source. All sources should be included in the bibliography.

•An A final will be concise and thoughtful. This final should be answered as one complete essay.